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What to do today? 

  • Stain the deck?
  • Bike ride?
  • Clean the house?
  • Fuck off?

 

Today's Weather Forecast:

 

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The winner is…take a Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) road trip.

 

The Trail Ridge Road should be open. The road travels over the mountain from the vicinity of Estes Park to Winter Park.

 

We have only taken this drive in the fall so this should be interesting.

 

We are showered and ready to go after we do the following:

  • Load the Jeep (with the top down)
  • Stop at Jimmy John's for sandwiches
  • Get gas
  • Ice (for liquid refreshments)

Well, it only took a couple of hours to get to the park.

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Quite the weather change at the (14,xxx feet or so) summit:  68 degrees and windy. The wind felt nice though.

 

We found a trail that led to Ute Meadows (3.8 mile hike) and Beaver Creek (6.5 miles). We said, "fuck that" to both  (due to time constraints) and just hiked in about a mile or so. The hike is on our list of things to do.

 

Here are a couple of pictures from the trail:

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Time to eat lunch, hit the facilities  and continue over the mountain to Grand View. We opted to drive home via Grand View and Winter Park. Of course there will a couple of stops on the way home.

We stopped to take the picture below and quickly realized that there was a shit load of mosquitos and hightailed it back to the Jeep. Michelle got bit about seven times. The welts showed up immediately after the bites which made it easy to count.

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All in all, it was a real nice day….just the two of us.

 

 

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